Now that’s something I never thought I would say!
Growing up my hair was always a source of frustration, whether it was that it wouldn’t lay flat like my friends or that I couldn’t wear my hair down whenever I wanted to. As I grew up my hair became more of a hobby, I would cut it, color it, straighten it, curl it, whatever my heart desired at that moment. And it became pretty damaged as a result.
So a little over 4 years now I cut it all off and started again. I had just started looking into natural hairstyles for black women and I wanted to be able to wear all of them so I did a big chop. Then again over the next 3 years my hair became my hobby but in a new fashion. I wore twists, faux locks, braids, I wore wash and go’s, braid outs, puffs, crochet braids anything I could think of and I loved it. I also loved writing about it sharing the different styles whether I loved them or hated them, how long they lasted and the trials of perfecting each one.
But then something happened, in November of 2015 I put in a set of faux locs. . . and fell in love! I left them in far longer than any style I had previously had and when it was time to take them out I went for the real thing.
I locked my hair!
So a year and a half later I love my locs! They are maturing and wonderful. But I could not for the life of me get them to curl!
Starting a couple weeks ago I tried Bantu knots… .nothing.
Then came a twist out. . . after a week in twists my locs barely resembled a curl.
So then came loc knots… I knotted my locs up and rocked a head scarf and short hair for a week, pictured here.
And waited. . . could I get my locs to curl?
I had seen it done on my countless youtube searches, I knew that locs could curl. But the problem was that mine were always thicker than the ones pictured by the beauties on youtube.
See I only have about 60 locs, compared with people who have hundreds, I have way more hair per loc to force into a curl if I want that to work!
So I waited. . . and took countless snapchat selfies with my cute head wraps.
Then after 5 days, I decided it was time to take them down, I was going out that night and let’s see if I would have popping curls or if they would fall short again.
Well, here it goes. . .
Popping curls if I do say so myself!
So I guess patience and finding the right way to work with the hair I have will always be something I am working on when it comes to the hair on my head.
If you have any tips for curling and keeping curls in thick locs I am all ears over here!
I am going to try and post more hair updates here again, just because my hair is locked doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!